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Court / Court round up – 21 July 2022
Nature / More bird flu restrictions
Court / Fine for assaulting woman in Lerwick street
Court / Court round-up 20 July 2022
Arts / Henshall exits crime drama – but eighth series planned with new lead roleSeries seven will hit screens in August and a follow-up series – without Henshall – will film in 2023
Energy / Viking landslip could have been avoided, SSE Renewables confirms
Court / Ten month prison term for Patterson
Court / Pub altercation results in large fine
Court / Man fined for pub assault
Council / Yell Sound ferry disruption set to continue until weekend
Marine / Port authority appoints new chairman
Letters / Tunnels would save ‘enormous’ amounts of carbon emissions
Climate / Council carbon emissions figure increases fivefold after new calculations
Community / UnstFest makes a welcome return
Marine / Port strike over as pay deal agreedUnite says the agreement will boost wages by up to 38 per cent
Police / Appeal to trace man missing from Edinburgh who took ferry to Lerwick
Marine / Carmichael vents anger at gillnetting inaction
Weather / Shetland a ‘perfect place to avoid the heatwave’However there could be some fine weather today (Tuesday)
Community / Maggie Helen gets a new lease of life
Council / More disruptions on Yell Sound ferry service
Transport / Signatures flooding in for petition to ‘get rid of the awful pods’
Health / New bike at gym to help people with reduced mobility
Transport / Funding boost for Highlands and Islands low carbon aviation project
Arts / ‘Gay birds’ project commended in parliament
Also in the news / Foula beacon, coastguard anniversary, space progress
Letters / Hospital not fit for purpose?
Transport / New air fares aim to reduce cost of flying for islanders
Emergency services / Relief as lifeboat crew rescues dog after cliff fall
Health / Councillor ready to campaign for new hospital after seven-week stay in Gilbert BainRobbie McGregor was hugely impressed by the standard of care from staff – but said the hospital is ‘well past its sell by date’’
Business / Kveldsro Hotel unable to reopen due to staff shortages
Community / Most camping böds staying closed this summerThere is difficulty in getting people to act as custodians – while some are shut for maintenance
Energy / Process underway to extend lifespan of Yell wind farm
Court / Drugs charges
Nature / Video shows seal taking refuge in mussel farm after being hunted by orcas
Arts / Folk Frenzy prepares for return in 2023
Also in the news / Lost appointments, cost of living payments, bird flu response and student success
Community / Tingwall Kirk goes up for sale
History / New Skerries book a ‘labour of love’ for local historianViolet McQuade’s Out Skerries – The Forgotten Isles is getting a second launch event in Lerwick tonight
Court / Sex offender avoids jail
Community / Viking landslide damage reinstated as wind farm opponents voice concern
Community / Clickimin sensory rooms getting good feedback, local charity says
Transport / NorthLink’s extra Orkney sailings a “direct contradiction” to Shetland service, community councillor saysBut NorthLink declined to respond to Stewart Hay’s comments